Chobe National Park boasts the most diverse range of wildlife in the country and is perhaps most renowned for the high concentration of elephants along with buffalo, antelope and many different bird species.
Formed when the Okavango River empties into a swap in the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta is home to permanent and seasonal wildlife, including lion, elephant and the endangered African Wild Dog.
- Small Group 20 or less
- VIP door to door
Immerse yourself in your surroundings
The Okavango Delta is a feast for your eyes - see its rich wilderness on daily game drives, and make the most of the beautiful wilderness while staying in comfortable camps staffed like hotels.
Please note: This holiday includes two nights aboard aircraft
Day 1 UK to Johannesburg
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, depart in the evening for your overnight flight to Maun via Johannesburg.
Day 2 Johannesburg to Maun
On arrival, you'll be met by a Saga tour manager who will remain as your guide throughout the tour. Spend your first night at Maun Lodge (3Q).
Day 3 - 5 Maun to Khwai
Set off in your safari vehicle towards the Khwai River area where you stay for three nights. You will arrive at your fully-assembled mobile camp late in the afternoon. Each private tent has proper beds, an en suite bag-shower and chemical toilet, and the tents are arranged around an open-air bar/dining area beside the camp fire. During your bush experience you can look forward to expertly-cooked meals at beautifully-laid tables, and in the evenings candlelit pathways link the bar and tents – it's all very civilised!
For the next two days you'll discover a vast array of wildlife including numerous antelope species and – if you're lucky – lion, wild dog and leopard. Your early morning and late afternoon game drives will take place in the areas where the guides know there is the most wildlife, so depending on the season this may be in Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta region, or towards the Khwai River area.
Day 6 - 8 Chobe National Park
Stop for lunch en route to the site of your newly erected camp which will be your base for the next three nights.
On further game drives you're likely to see an abundance of water and forest birds, buffalo, giraffe, impala and red lechwe. This region is thought to have the highest concentration of game in Africa so you may glimpse the more reclusive lions, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal hunting here too.
Day 9 Kasane, Chobe River
Head north to the Chobe River with its beautiful flood plain and spend the next two nights at Chobe Safari Lodge (4Q) in Kasane. This afternoon an included cruise gives you the chance to see large herds of elephant, buffalo and various birds at the water’s edge.
Day 10 Chobe River
Spend the day at leisure at the lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. Enjoy the opportunity to spot wildlife here.
Perhaps join an optional photo safari on a specially designed vehicle.
Day 11 - 12 Chobe River to Livingstone to UK
Travel to Livingstone in Zambia for the flight to Johannesburg, and your overnight flight from here to the UK.
You arrive in the morning for your included UK door-to-door travel home.
Pre holiday extension, half board
Before your holiday, spend three nights at the stylish Protea President (4Q), the perfect base from which to explore Cape Town.
The Protea Hotel President is located in the pleasant district of Bantry Bay, between the suburbs of Sea Point and Clifton and about five kilometres west of downtown Cape Town. This large and elegant hotel has a bar, a restaurant, a hair and beauty salon and a curio shop. Leisure facilities include a gym and an outdoor swimming pool, and there are shuttle buses from the hotel to the Canal Walk Shopping Centre. Buses to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront stop a short distance from the hotel. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a direct-dial telephone, satellite television, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Alternatively, upgrade to the elegant Table Bay Hotel (5Q), set in the heart of Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for a supplement (bed and breakfast only).
Cape Town and Victoria Falls
3 nights pre holiday extension, half board in Cape Town
2 nights post holiday extension, half-board at Victoria Falls
Combine your tour with a 3-night pre-extension in Cape Town at the Protea President (4Q) with a 2-night stay after your tour at Victoria Falls at the Zambezi Sun (4Q).
Details of both of these extensions can be found above.
Okavango by boat
Pre holiday extension, all-inclusive (2014 departures only)
Before your holiday, enjoy a three-night, all-inclusive extension with an overnight stay at the Maun Lodge (3Q), followed by two nights at a bush camp - perfect for exploring the wilds of the Okavango Delta by boat.
Single supplement applies.
Please call for availability and prices.
The Central Kalahari
Pre holiday extension
All breakfasts, three lunches and all dinners.
Spend one night at the Maun Lodge (3Q) before a 3-night safari exploring the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Stay in a comfortable well-equipped mobile tented camp, and enjoy two full-day game drives.
Single supplement applies.
Post holiday extension, B&B
After your tour, spend two nights at the Zambezi Sun (4Q) in Livingstone, Zambia. The hotel is located beside Victoria Falls and has its own private pathways to viewing points on the banks of the river. Includes a memorable sunset cruise along the Zambezi, a trip to Victoria Falls and a walk across Knife Edge Bridge.
Alternatively, you can upgrade to the elegant Royal Livingstone Hotel (5Q) for this extension, which is set on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, for a supplement – all the while still enjoying the included excursions already mentioned.